wpostServer: http://css.washingtonpost.com/wpost

The Post Most: Local

Traffic and Commuting Home  |  Discussions  |  Columns  |  Q&A  |      Twitter  |     Facebook |  phone Alerts

Dr. Gridlock: September, 2012

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 09/28/2012

Monitoring the A.M. commute: Northbound Third Street Tunnel lanes blocked

An accident is blocking the right two lanes at Massachusetts Avenue. Earlier, riders experienced delays on the Red, Yellow and Green Lines, while southbound Wisconsin Avenue was blocked by an accident.

By Mark Berman  |  06:05 AM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Metro to make announcement about late-night service during baseball playoffs

Transit agency will announce something about late-night service during the Nats postseason games.

By Mark Berman  |  03:22 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 09/27/2012

The Nats and Metro: Uncertainty remains as postseason begins next week

Fans who rely on Metro still don’t know how they’ll get home from late playoff games.

By Mark Berman  |  02:05 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Nationals

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Stranded driver thanks Virginia road service

A flat tire leaves a motorist, her daughter and two dogs in a tough spot on the I-95 shoulder.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Transit Administration, Intercounty Connector, BWI Airport

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 09/27/2012

New York Ave. Bridge lanes closing on Saturday

Lane closures are planned for New York Avenue in Northeast Washington on Saturday morning.

By Mark Berman  |  11:53 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The District

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Metro cancels some early October track work

Metro revised its original plan to shut some stations for maintenance, which could be good for Nationals fans.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:57 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Nationals, Baseball playoffs, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Monitoring the A.M. commute: Accident slowing inbound N.Y. Ave.

An accident is blocking one lane on inbound New York Avenue. MARC riders and Green Line passengers dealt with problems earlier this morning. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:07 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 09/26/2012

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Which is better for getting around D.C. region?

Dr. Gridlock checks to see whether Apple’s replacement of the Google Maps app helps commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:44 AM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Apple Maps, Google Maps, iPhone, iPad, GPS

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 09/25/2012

Orange and Blue Lines delayed, crowded

Single-tracking near Eastern Market created severe delays on the Orange and Blue Lines, leading to crowding on trains and at stations. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:02 AM ET, 09/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 09/24/2012

Metro will stay open late tonight for Madonna concert

Trains will run an hour late to accommodate Verizon Center crowd.

By Mark Berman  |  02:36 PM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 09/24/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit in D.C. area: Beltway, I-66, GW Parkway work

September’s higher traffic volumes, extensive road work create trouble spots.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:37 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Capital Beltway, Construction, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Mount Vernon Trail, National Park Service, Nationals, 495 Express Lanes

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Keeping tabs on the Monday A.M. commute

We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:04 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Metro wants feedback on new Metrobus maps

Metro is preparing to overhaul the Metrobus maps, and they want your input.

By Mark Berman  |  02:23 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 09/21/2012

Red Line delays in cartoon form

The Post’s political cartoonist takes aim at the Red Line.

By Mark Berman  |  12:44 PM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, cartoons

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Clarendon Day street closures

Arlington is closing three streets and restricting parking in the area.

By Mark Berman  |  11:37 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Football, baseball, soccer and a book fest: the weekend and beyond

Watch for big crowds at Nationals Park, FedEx Field and RFK Stadium this weekend. But travelers also will be drawn to events from Dulles International to Ocean City.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Nationals, Redskins, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Monitoring the Friday A.M. commute: I-66 West lanes blocked at Beltway; MARC delays

An accident is blocking lanes and delaying traffic on I-66 West, while MARC riders also experienced headaches. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:08 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 09/20/2012

‘Miss Metro’ put on administrative leave after incident with WTOP reporter

WTOP reporter taped his verbal exchange with Metrobus driver

By Lori Aratani  |  04:45 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metrobus, metro, wmata, metrobus driver, mark segraves

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Changes coming to three suburban Virginia bus services

Schedule and route changes are coming to Arlington Transit, Alexandria’s DASH and Fairfax Connector in the coming weeks.

By Mark Berman  |  02:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buses, suburban transit

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Getting to FedEx Field for Redskins first home game

Here’s some advice for newcomers and veterans about how to reduce game day traffic and transit hassles.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:08 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Skins Traffic | Tags:  DC transportation, Redskins, FedEx Field

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Traffic stops planned on Dulles access road

Traffic will be halted for short periods Thursday when parts for pedestrian bridges arrive at a Silver Line station.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:22 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line | Tags:  DC transportation, Dulles Airport, Silver Line

Posted at 06:12 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Delays on I-395 North, I-270 South

We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:12 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 09/19/2012

MARC, Amtrak trains face weather delays

Trains were delayed Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning due to weather, signal problems

By Katherine Shaver  |  02:50 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 09/19/2012

Massive Red Line problems

Power issues created massive delays and led to a pair of trains being evacuated between stations.

By Mark Berman  |  01:20 PM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/19/2012

Major Red Line, MARC delays

MARC trains are experiencing severe delays, while drivers on I-66 East and riders on the Red Line are also encountering headaches. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Severe weather could snarl evening commute

Severe storms could create major delays for evening commute.

By Mark Berman  |  03:26 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commute

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 09/18/2012

Jack Evans guarantees Metro will stay open late for Nats playoff games

D.C. council member doesn’t say who’ll pay for it.

By Mark Berman  |  03:09 PM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Nationals

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 09/18/2012

New GW Parkway project to slow traffic through fall

Parkway drivers are complaining about a rock stabilization project that shuts the left lane northbound.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:52 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Commuting, Construction, Highways | Tags:  DC transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Rosslyn, George Washington Parkway

Posted at 06:06 AM ET, 09/18/2012

Monitoring the gray Tuesday A.M. commute

MARC Camden Line trains are delayed, while an accident on the northbound 14th Street Bridge could slow traffic heading into D.C. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:06 AM ET, 09/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/17/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit: Stormy weather, sports crowds, bridge work

The worst weather for commuting will be Tuesday, but travelers also should watch out for many sporting events and new work near the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Driving, Construction, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Transportation Authority, 495 Express Lanes, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 09/17/2012

Keeping tabs on the Monday morning commute: Green Line delays after train hits deer

Green Line trains were single-tracking earlier this morning after a train hit a deer near Suitland. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  05:58 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Springsteen at Nats Park, Metro work and more: the weekend and beyond

Springsteen comes to Nationals Park; Metro track work continues; and there are road closures all over the place. Here’s what to expect this weekend.

By Mark Berman  |  10:57 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 09/14/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning rush: I-66 East reopened at Glebe Rd., delays remain

An earlier accident blocked I-66 East at Glebe Road, and even though the crash was cleared, heavy delays remained on the roadway. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:09 AM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Circulator changes and forum loom in coming weeks

Changes are coming to Circulator buses, while a public forum will allow riders a chance to offer feedback and hear about the future of the service.

By Mark Berman  |  03:29 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC Circulator

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 09/13/2012

D.C. DMV exceeds its reach with N.J. bloke

An old London-style taxi was issued a parking ticket in the District, despite the owner saying he was in Florida at the time and has never driven the car in D.C.

By Peter Hermann  |  12:38 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC parking tickets, parking

Posted at 06:06 AM ET, 09/13/2012

Monitoring the Thursday A.M. commute: Outer loop jammed in Md.

The outer loop of the Beltway continues to vex commuters on Thursday morning. Earlier, Metro and MARC riders also experienced some delays. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:06 AM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Fairfax board approves express buses to Tysons

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to provide express bus service traveling to Tysons Corner and utilizing the 495 Express Lanes.

By Mark Berman  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax, Tysons Corner, 495 Express

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday A.M. commute: I-95 South lanes blocked near Baltimore

An accident is blocking lanes on I-95 South near Baltimore. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Metro hangs posters with hotline number to help prevent suicides

Metro is rolling out a public awareness campaign for its suicide prevention program, hanging posters with a hotline number.

By Mark Berman  |  12:21 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, wmata, suicides

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 09/11/2012

Outer loop slow near American Legion Bridge after tree falls on car

A tree fell on a car this morning, causing no injuries but leading to lane closures on delays on the outer loop in Maryland. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:10 AM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/10/2012

Bay Bridge lane closures, Ride On changes and more: The week ahead for traffic, transit

Ride On has some schedule changes, and the Bay Bridge will experience lane closures and delays.

By Mark Berman  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the week ahead, roads, dc roads, dc traffic, metro, ride on, telegraph road, bay bridge

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012

Northbound Frederick Ave. blocked in Gaithersburg

An accident is blocking all northbound lanes in Gaithersburg. Another accident is blocking one southbound lane on I-270 South at Old Georgetown Road. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Ride On service changes coming next week

More than a dozen Ride On bus routes will experience service and schedule changes beginning Sunday, Sept. 9.

By Mark Berman  |  10:53 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ride On, ride on bus, maryland, montgomery county

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Many outdoor events, but also street closings and Metro delays: the weekend and beyond

Metro will split the Red Line this weekend through downtown D.C. Drivers will encounter many changes in traffic patterns, including street closings for Sunday events.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge, Nation's Triathlon, Adams Morgan Day, Wasington Nationals

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Monitoring the A.M. commute: Major MARC delays

MARC trains on the Brunswick and Camden lines have been heavily delayed this morning. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:08 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Dulles Toll Road officials state case for price hike

Fares on the Dulles Toll Road could increase to $4.50 by 2015 to pay for Metro’s extension.

By Ted Trautman  |  10:29 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 09/06/2012

New ramps to Beltway should ease congestion for Route 267 drivers in Virginia

New ramps opening this weekend will provide a direct link between the Dulles Airport Access Highway and the Beltway.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:12 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Dulles Airport, Dulles Toll Road, 495 Express Lanes, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012

String of Metro Red Line stations to close in D.C. this weekend

Metro’s maintenance program will split the Red Line this weekend in the middle of downtown D.C.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Nationals, Nation's Triathlon, Adams Morgan Day

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/06/2012

Spirit Airlines begins service at BWI Airport

The discount airline began flying in and out of BWI Airport on Thursday with flights to and from Fort Lauderdale and Dallas/Fort Worth.

By Mark Berman  |  12:36 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BWI Airport, Airports, BWI, Baltimore airport

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 09/06/2012

One dead in I-95 accident in Lorton

Tractor trailer and another vehicle involved in accident in Lorton.

By Mark Berman  |  12:29 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 09/06/2012

Monitoring the Thursday A.M. commute: I-395 North, I-66 East slow approaching D.C.

We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  05:54 AM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Tysons ramp reopening, after completion of Silver Line tunnel

By the end of the week, drivers should have an easier time getting through a key intersection in Tysons Corner.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tysons Corner, Silver Line | Tags:  DC transportation, Dulles Metrorail, Silver Line, Tysons Corner

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Follow MWAA meetings live

We’re live-tweeting MWAA meetings on Wednesday morning.

By Mark Berman  |  07:22 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday A.M. commute

We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:07 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 AM ET, 09/05/2012

MWAA board meets to talk travel, ethics reforms

The airports authority will discuss a series of reforms it hopes will help repair its scandal-plagued image.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:59 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mwaa, metropolitan washington airports authority, dulles rail, silver line

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 09/04/2012

More information on suburban transit options

We provided some details about suburban transit options on Sunday’s Commuter Page, but here’s additional information we couldn’t include.

By Mark Berman  |  03:12 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 09/04/2012

BWI set single-month passenger record in July

More than 2.2 million travelers used the airport in July.

By Mark Berman  |  01:35 PM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BWI, BWI Airport, Airports

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Preparing for September Shock: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Commuters should expect heavier traffic and more crowding on the trains as vacations and and more schools reopen this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:29 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge, 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, 11th Street Bridge

Posted at 06:10 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Expect congestion on first post-summer commutes

It’s the first commute after Labor Day, which means schools are back in session and everyone who took a vacation is likely back. In other words, expect congestion out there as the roads resume their pre-summer state. We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:10 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

© 2011 The Washington Post Company